| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The Laguna Dance Festival is kicking off its 10th season of showcasing world-class dance presentations in Laguna Beach with a nod to the past and a vision for the future.
"The focus is bringing out dancers who have performed in the past and are...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:23 PM
The mood was buoyant, the choreography masterful, the dancing accomplished. At any price, Wednesday's performance would have been a winner. At the price of "free," it was astounding. Some heart-swelling civic pride is welcome these days, and the Chicago...
| Dec 8, 2013
Growing up, April Daly said she knew no one in her native Rockford who had made it as a professional ballet dancer. Yet she never questioned her decision to pursue a ballet career.
"I always tell my parents (that) I think they're incredible that they...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet presented its 16th annual Nutcracker Family Dinner on Dec.8 at the Standard Club. Five hundred and seventy-five guests enjoyed a matinee of Robert Joffrey's take on Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Auditorium...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Josie Walsh was walking through Temescal Canyon early this year when her sight was arrested by a mélange of rocks. Jagged stones bulged out on the trail's edge, while others, textured and worn smooth by water, lay nearby.
The passage — and...
| Oct 13, 2013
For the eighth annual Couture & Cocktails presented by The Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board, the world of dance and fashion came together in grand style Oct. 4 at the Park West. Nearly 300 guests enjoyed a luxurious fall runway show that featured designer...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:56 AM
These days, perhaps more than ever, ballet companies are like sharks: they must keep moving or die. But even as they look toward the future, they ignore or forget ballet's long history at their peril.
The Joffrey Ballet's "Russian Masters" program has...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Dianna Cuatto, artistic director of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, describes the troupe's forthcoming season as one she hopes will bring "the versatility, depth, energy and passion of over 30 professional dancers alive on stage."
Under Cuatto, the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:55 AM
The Joffrey Ballet announced on Monday that the company has been awarded a $500,000 challenge grant from the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation.
The grant, large by the foundation’s standards, is meant to launch an endowment for the creation,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Due to last week’s fire at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Joffrey Ballet’s “Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Awards 2014” has changed its venue, representatives for the company announced on Monday. The...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Weir held her right leg out in front of her, arched that foot and brought her toes delicately down to the floor, then back up again. She was pretending that the floor was a cat, and she was trying to pet it with her foot.